NY Fit Fest returns to Long Beach: 5 classes to try


Picture this: You are dancing on the beach with one of Debbie Gibson’s backup dancers or maybe you are in good shape under the guidance of Andy Cohen’s trainer. The best part? You didn’t leave Long Island to get there.

The NY Fit Festival returns to Long Beach on September 25. This year’s list includes over 60 providers and over 30 fitness classes, conferences, workshops and other activities.

The day begins on Edwards Boulevard (where Riptides is on the boardwalk) at 9 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m. and ending with an 11am bar and beer class at the nearby Bright Eye Beer Company.

For the first time in four years of history, co-founders Colette Lee Morales, who is a certified fitness instructor, and Ingrid Dodd, an advertiser, are opening the festival to children 12 and over. Also new is a dubbed ‘stronger together’ family workout led by David Freeman, who graced several magazine covers, including Men’s Health, and his wife Mechelle, 2021 Olympic track coach and Olympic Olympian. 2008.

The expected turnout this year is “a million dollar question,” Morales says. The courses are filled on a first come, first served basis and each limit to a different number of participants.

A participant-turned-teacher, Mariel Hunerberg, explains that each year changes are made to better serve participants, such as halving the length of each class. “It’s kind of like speed dating in fitness,” she says of the classes, which are now about 20 minutes long.

“If you keep your schedule, you can probably take seven or eight classes throughout the day. That would be a lot, you will be really exhausted, but you could do it, ”she said. Classes can overlap with others that pique your interest, so plan accordingly.

Here are five courses (and one lecture) to discover. Other classes include zumba, yoga, HIIT training, boot camp, aerial hoop, and dance sessions. The complete list of courses and timetables is available at nyfitfest.com.

MSTANY: Retirement US Navy Tony Hernandez will push you to your limits with this military-style training camp. Prepare to do a lot of running, push-ups, sit-ups, etc., as well as exercises with accessories, like tires.

Stronger together: Bring the family to the beach for some quality time, but this time leave the chairs at home. The Freemans will guide you through a low level total body workout that the whole family can participate in.

Cycle bar: Garden City’s CycleBar brings its high-energy cycling workout to the boardwalk with stationary bikes and a live DJ. You must be at least 14 years old to participate.

Beachfit TRX: Break a sweat with BeachFIT Training owners Michael and Christina Boccio, the latter of whom holds a Black Rank Coach title, during one of their high-intensity workouts focused on Total Body Resistance (TRX) exercises. The duo installed pendant lights and other tools from their Oceanside studio right on the beach.

Sand bar: Ballet and Pilates come together (sort of, at least) in this class led by Long Beach’s Core 95, intended to focus on isometric movements to strengthen the muscles of the body.

Personal Care Conference: Breast cancer surgeon Dr. Jennifer Montes and founder of Evolve Pink, a breast cancer support network, is on the bridge to discuss preventive care, allopathic and integrative medicine, among other self-care topics. .


WHEN | OR Long Beach Boardwalk and Beach by Edwards Boulevard. September 25. “Mini fest” on September 26th.

ADMISSION Tickets are $ 50 each for students and participants aged 65 and over and $ 100 for people 18 and over. Buy your tickets online at eventbrite.com or at the door. Each ticket gives you full access to the event; spectators and buyers must present a free admission ticket. Tickets for the mini festival cost $ 50.

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